Eizo has released details of a new 23.8-inch monitor, the ColorEdge CG248-4K, which supports UHD (ultra-high-definition) 4K (3840 x 2160) native resolution and is designed for professionals who work with high-resolution content in photography, print and video.
Back and front views of the new Eizo ColorEdge CG248-4K monitor. (Source: Eizo.)
Offering the highest pixel density yet in the ColorEdge lineup, the ColorEdge CG248-4K boasts a resolution of 185 ppi (pixels per inch), enabling users to display the high level of detail captured in 4K photographs as well as displaying alphanumeric characters and contours with excellent sharpness for the printing workflow. The ColorEdge CG248-4K uses an LED-backlit IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with a wide colour gamut that covers 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space. It also covers 100% of the Rec. 709, EBU, and SMPTE-C standards, as well as 77% of Rec. 2020 and 93% of the DCI used in post production
Like other high-end Eizo monitors, the ColorEdge CG248-4K comes with a built-in sensor to enable self-calibration and Eizo offers two dedicated calibration software programs, ColorNavigator 6 and ColorNavigator NX. ColorNavigator 6 comes bundled with the monitor and is for individual users who prefer manually adjusting the properties of a calibrated monitor. Eizo also offers ColorNavigator Network, a secure, cloud-based web hosting solution for administrators to perform quality control (QC) tasks on client ColorEdge monitors with ColorNavigator NX installed. ColorNavigator NX is available as a free download from www.eizoglobal.com and is for organisations that want to centralise quality control of their monitors.
Eizo’s Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) technology ensures a Delta-E difference of three or less across the screen and counterbalances any effects that fluctuating ambient temperature may have on colour temperature and brightness. A shading hood is included to minimise ambient light reflecting off the screen.
A new cabinet design enables the ColorEdge CG248-4K to blend into a working environment. It is as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing with LED backlit buttons for dimly-lit studios, a carrying handle and cable holder on the back, and three USB 3.0 downstream ports on the side. It also has an ergonomic stand with 150 mm height adjustment, 40 ° tilt (-5 ° ““ 35 °), and 344 ° swivel as well as portrait mode capability.
The ColorEdge CG248-4K is expected to become available in Australia early in May 2015. Pricing is likely to be in the vicinity of AU$4000. For more information, visit http://www.eizoglobal.com/products/coloredge/cg248-4k/index.html. A YouTube video outlining the features of the new monitor can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r13nZpatv7M&feature=em-uploademail.